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In 2014, I decided to take control of my life - and quit smoking. I am far from complacent - as I know that "only the vigilant quit endures" - but I feel confident. Early in the quit, I developed some coping strategies for craves - one of which was a lot of walking (much to the Dog's delight!) This helped fill the extra time that I had suddenly found, and got me out and about into the fresh air. Now - I am 124kg in my socks. 273 pounds give or take. I'm 5'10. Allegedly my ideal weight is 58-80Kg. 127 pounds to 176 pounds. This is the BMI index calculation. Now - my Doctor has told me that BMI is a flawed system - which is good - as I have more chance of winning Miss World than I do of ever weighing 127 pounds and still being alive. I'm a barrel-chested Celt, and mant, many moons ago when I was a fit Rugby player, the lightest I was was 100 Kg. So then - this is my weight target. Under 100kg or 220 pounds by the end of 2015. That's a neat 20% of my bodyweight. Will I get there? Yep. I quit smoking. I can do anything. I think that is the message. Quitting smoking can, quite literally save you from a horrible death. But quitting smoking does so much more. It empowers you. It emboldens you. It gives you a sense of iron will. So, 2014. I quit smoking 2015 I'm going to lose weight and get fit.
I am the opposite of a natural runner. However - as my quit grew - I decided that I wanted to enjoy the health benefits, create a distraction and offset some of the weight gain. So - I am in week 2 of a "Couch to 5 kilometres" programme. I have a free app on my phone, a very swish armband thing to hold the the phone - and a pair of running shoes with more colours in them than are in my entire wardrobe (they cost an arm and a leg, have go faster stripes and everything :lol: ) The program starts off with 60 seconds running and 2 minutes walking - repeated 8 times..gradually it increases the running time. The plan being that in 9 weeks I will be running 5k. So - any advice from experienced runners appreciated - and any other learners- join in. If you are thinking about it - my advice would be GO FOR IT....I feel great! :D